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and michelle obama. and bill the lesson that clint eastwood taught america if you are in a debate with an empty chair, you have got to win the debate. yeah, i guess that was the first debate of this election. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: hey, good morning, everybody, good to see you this morning, and welcome to the "full court press," on this wednesday september 5th, coming to you live on current tv all the way across this great land of ours again from charlotte, north carolina capitol of the democratic national convention, and day two of the democratic national convention. what a great night last night. julian castro, giving the keynote speech and michelle obama giving the most powerful speech of the night. we'll hear from elizabeth warren and vice president joe biden here tonight. what a difference between here and charlotte, and the lackluster event in tampa last week. we'll have randi weingarten. but first the current tv update from lisa ferguson. >> hi bill. good morning, everyone. the dny continues tonight with a knew round of speakers. elizabeth warre
's speakers, building on the momentum of last night. how can you top michelle obama? >> believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bill was actually higher than our mortgage. yeah. we were so young, so in love, and so in debt. and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest rates down. because he wants every young person to fulfill their promise and be able to attend college without a mountain of debt. so in the end, for barack, these issues aren't political. they're personal. because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity. he reminds me that we are playing a long game here. and that change is hard. and change is slow. and it never happens all at once. but eventually, we get there. we always do. we get there because of folks like my dad. folks like barack's grandmother. men and women who said to them
hualien castro and first lady michelle obama. no secret that the obama campaign is trying to win over hispanics and women. now, they do have a big lead with both, but will need to hold or build on it for november. and before either speaker takes the stage, the president will be campaigning in norfolk, virginia today. a state that just happens to be 54% women. let me write in roll call politics reporter and political editor. welcome to both of you. so michelle obama. i think her job is maybe uniquely complicated. she's very well liked. viewed favorably by almost seven in ten americans. but he's well liked, too. you can love someone and, i don't know, still not want to live with them? can you think barack obama is a great guy but maybe he hasn't shown you that he can solve the country's problems? what is michelle obama's job tonight? >> it's to simply humanize her husband and build on the high like ability score for him. the first lady has appalachin a rating of nine points higher than her husband. so her job hands down is to just make him seem like a family man. >> doesn't he already h
obama best will make the case for a second term. this is michelle obama's night on the stage. we have our campaign 2012 team covering it. first we'll go to norah o'donnell, cohost of cbs this morning. >> scott, you know, if mitt romney was trying to make the case that president obama has failed to lead, first lady michelle obama tonight will argue that president obama is the only one who understands the struggles of middle class america. i spoke with several advisors to the obama campaign today who described this as a very personal speech. the first lady will talk about the values and experiences that drive the president every day in the oval office. she's going to remind viewers of her husband's personal story, growing up with a single mom, being raised by a working grandmother. we told there will be personal anecdotes about their marriage. the first lady will brag about the president in a way that only a spouse can do. she'll tout a number of accomplishments including a bill that made it easier for women to sue employers who discriminate against them in the work, making college more
>>> the first lady front and center. michelle obama ready to seize the spotlight on night one of the democratic convention. >>> everything people own, look at that, left in heaps on the curb. exposing the true extent of damage from hurricane isaac. good morning to you. welcome to "early start". i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> and i'm john berman in charlotte, north carolina live at the cnn grill. the convention gavels to order in the afternoon. then the party will spend the next three days trying to sell the message that we are, in fact, better off now than we were four years ago. they have had trouble with that one so far. they suggest they would have a better plan for the future. tonight's main attraction, first lady michelle obama and castro. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, you have inside information for the obama contain and what the goals are for these three days. >> first of all, they say they want to chrrystallize the visio. when you look at the economy between barack obama and mitt romney. and they're also going to talk about building a middleclass from the m
years ago. also speaking tonight, first lady michelle obama. her job, reach out to women voters of both parties. cnn's edlavendera has a closer look. but, first, dana bash, what are the main priorities that democrats will be pushing tonight? >> reporter: well, democratic officials say the main priority is to remind people that this just isn't just about whether or not they should fire or hire again president obama. it's that it's going to be a choice. and this is really if you talk to any strategist of any party kind of the way you run an incumbent's re-election campaign. that it is a choice between the president and mitt romney. so they'll try to what they say is crystallize that choice between the two men. and they're also going to try to emphasize the fact that as president obama has been doing for months that they believe that the democratic party is the party for the middle class. and also talk about, they say, the accomplishments that they feel that the president hasn't gotten enough credit for, bailing out the auto industry. they believe the health care bill. they'll talk about t
on the personal side of her husband. tonight it is michelle obama's time and her turn. she's not going to have to work as hard to convince people that president obama is likable. check it out. in a recent "washington post" poll, 61% of registered voters said the president seems more friendly and likable compared to 27% for romney. so what does michelle obama need to say tonight to get democrats revved up, convince voters that her husband should get another four years? office? we're going to talk about it, bring in our republican consultant, cnn contributor, alex, and cow c-founder of rebu the dream. good to see you guys both. in person. i love this. cnn grill. likability. you know, alex, you're always talking about i don't have to have a beer with a guy, you know, the economy's really important. but people do want to be able to feel like the person in office gets it, they trust him, they know him well. did he do -- did ann romney do a good enough job last week not to have that be an issue this week? >> i used to work with mitt romney. i always told him if she ever primaried h, i'd vote for her
ofz in charlottes, north carolina today. >> and abc joins us live with more now. >> michelle obama will be taking center stage and campaign officials say she'll be a character witness for the president's decision making. >> she's considered the president's closer. and democrats hope tonight the first lady can deliver a winning sales pitch. mrs. obama is popular with a favoribility rating of nearly 70%. her husband, 50%. her prime time appearance provides an opportunity to reach out to the disappointed obama voters the one who's believe he hasn't fulfilled his promise of hope and change. >> the fact someone is likeable as michelle obama says barack obama is a good guy? that work autos it's a chance to appeal to women voters considered to be a key to victory in november. >> whatever i say here today, it's going to be at best a disstant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. >> campaign aides say the first lady will speak about her husband's values and judgment and a personal way of doing it no politician or political advisor can.
to be michelle obama who's going to really fire up these democrats tonight, and they hope, outside of this hall, despite of the fact that the economy did not fire up today and that plagued barack obama. >> well now come to order. >> reporter: the democratic convention began in charlotte without president obama. he went to norfolk and did not mention the economic news. factory activity down for a third straight month, construction spending for the third month in a row. >> what i'm going to offer is a better path forward, a path that will create good jobs. >> a goal in charlotte is to get key voters he needs refired up and ready to go. in the last nbc news poll, 59% of young voters, only 49% of latinos said they were enthusiastic about the elections, democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight in her prime time speech. >> at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> i'm going to not to -- because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> back in charlotte, vice president biden arrived for the convention. there's heavy security
debt. no way around that. megyn: thank you so much, stewart. coming up, first lady michelle obama saying one of her husbands best quality is that he sees no us or them in america. from bankers to business owners, the tea partiers have felt differently about that. experiencing the wrath of the white house. a panel and a fair and balanced debate coming up. new questions about our closest allies. a harvard professor and attorney joins us live to tell us why this change is causing problems in the jewish community. president obama will be giving his acceptance speech tomorrow night after this. >> we are here in the time warner cable every night. this is where the president will accept the nomination tomorrow night. on the stage behind me. it feeds about 20,000 people, which is substantial. it is quite a shift from the bank of america stadium or the president will accept the nomination tomorrow night. while the democrats say the official reason for the change of venue is the weather, there have been conflicting reports about what is expected tomorrow night. the local forecast here, the
to fire up american voters. first lady michele obama is the head speaker as the dnc opens tonight in char not, north carolina -- charlotte, north carolina. >> reporter: democrats will fill this hall later today to begin the three-day process of renominating president the obama. >> we just want to be here. this is history. >> reporter: delegates will approve their party platform. then hear from a long list of speakers portraying president obama as the wise and humane alternative to mitt romney. michele obama's speech will be the final address tonight. >> i'm looking forward to hearing the first lady. i think she's dynamic and i'm just excited. >> i'm sure she will connect with us and we'll connect with her as we always do. >> reporter: president obama is not expected to be here when his wife speaks. they say he will watch from the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the
-- michelle obama. and mayor castro will speak as well. >> under they score, immigration, education, healthcare. any number of issues he's been a very effective advocate for the latino community. the president will make the case, americans are better off now than four years ago. >> reporter: vice president arrived today. >> you want to know whether we're wetter off? i got a little -- we're better off? i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! [ cheers ] >> reporter: live in charlotte, sandra endo, tori, back to you. >> thank you. >>> and we have more details to tell you about. north carolina is considered a battleground another poll tending to lead democrat in north carolina shows the race tied. >>> police could face serious charges after allegedly embezzling $100,000 in overtime pay. kamala harris filed new charges at the inhouse police force in porterville. according to "the huffington post" charges stem from more than 500 hours of overtime in 2008. a tulare grand jury heard the case in 2008. show we have new details -- >>> we have
is this playing in the hall as opposed to on tv. even what blitzer said about michelle obama not just a home run, but a grand slam. i don't know what this is. the ball is gone. it is on the mars rover now. >> i think bill clinton did a couple of important things, he united the hilary and obama base for this election in 2016 -- 2012 lord -- 2016. >> stephanie: right. >> he energized the yes, we can people too. i had a woman on twitter say warren i'm a white democratic woman 45 years old after hearing michelle obama and president clinton, we are driving to charlotte to be a part of the celebration today. >> stephanie: oh, yeah. you just wanted to be a part of it. and it was all facts. it -- nobody lays out a case like bill clinton. >> what was the line of the speech for you? >> stephanie: well there were so many arithmetic. and i think -- that he very clearly said i did not inherit -- i did not inherit this mes and barack obama did. >> i think the line of the speech of was like one former president said, there they go again. >> stephanie: yeah. >> he went off script and whe
is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a l
that question over the next several days. the president's wife, michelle obama, and of course bill clinton who the democratic party and the obama campaign in particular are turning towards big time now to try to be kind of a validator for what democrats can do with the economy because, remember, the economy was in great shape when he left office. >> that one little no will be tough to recover. dana bash live for us, thank you very much. >>> and here is a look at some of the key speakers who will take the podium at the convention tomorrow. first lady michelle obama will address the opening night of the gathering. on wednesday former president bill clinton will give the nominating address. and, of course, president obama delivers his acceptance speech. cnn coverage begins tomorrow at noon with wolf blitzer. submit your questions and get answers in real time live chat. logis on to cnn.com/roundtable to participate. >>> it's an election year which means the truth probably lies somewhere are in between the partisan talking points. let's talk some numbers. business correspondent christine romans joi
. his brother is in politics as well. michelle obama has a speech in prime time and her job will be very similar to ann romney's job, which is accent wait the personal and highlighting president obama as a father and family man. dana bash, what do you expect her to say? >> looking back four years ago, she was kind of seen as a potential liability. she was kind of harsh and the goal was to soften her. >> now she's so much more popular -- >> he wishes he had her approval numbers. >> which tends to happen with first ladies. kind of val dater for her husband. and her speech will talk about her own accomplishments and some of the things she's done in the white house with children and with -- >> the whole health. >> nutrition and things like that. those are some of the things i'm told she'll talk about. >> the big event will be julian castro's speech. i didn't realize that's the first time a latino -- that stuns me for democrats and republicans. i find it shocking. >> it is given how important that section of the electorate is. he's 37 years old. he's an identical twin. >> his brother likes to
. >> party leaders say that michelle obama as a strong sarai get to speak for her husband. she has a very high approval rating. a reminder. you can watch the live convention coverage on kron 4 comcast 193. >>darya: firefighters are trying to get the upper hand this morning. this is the entire san gabriel canyon area. this happened -- they do not believe they can get this under control for about a week because of debt to rein in-- the land is so steep. >>mark: and san francisco a man was stabbed in the leg. he is expected to be ok. >> we brought to this story alive yesterday when police officers respond to this fight. they found a man had been stabbed multiple times. the victim went to the hospital and the suspect has been taken into custody. the names who have not yet been released. >>darya: one mack man was killed on sunday morning and in gunfire. one man was hit by a bullet here in >> mario did not get out of the car. shell is the evidence that mario was outside the car. he is recovering right now at the medical center. the police officer has been put on administrative leave and durin
of the democratic convention in charlotte. michelle obama tells voters. the president knows what they're going through. >> former president bill clinton takes center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting han. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to flame out in a giant wreck. >> one of the seal team 6 members who flew into osama bin laden's com
until tonight at 6 p.m. we're going to have some big speakers including our first lady, michelle obama. but right now they're just running through a little of the music, making sure off the ts are crossed and is are dotted so that things go off without a hitch. >>> the white house is also dealing today with some fallout from an interview the president did last night. at issue now is a remark the president made when he was asked to rate his performance on the economy. listen here. >> your party says you inherited a bad situation. you've had three-and-a-half years to fix it. what grade would you give yourself so far for doing that? >> you know, i would say incomplete. megyn: republicans are hitting away at that remark, pointing out that the president has had three-and-a-half years to address the economy. we will hear the campaign's response just ahead, and we'll have a fair and balanced debate with joe trippi and karl rove. also getting attention today, our nation inching closer to a new benchmark finishing national debt, expected to hit the $16 trillion mark later this evening. on the h
in 2004. first lady michelle obama will also speak tonight. president obama is not in charlotte for the convention just yet. today he will be in virginia forthfinal stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak this morning at norfolk state university. he was in charlottesville last week to campaign part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. >> if you are willing to work with me. if you're willing to work even harder in this election. then i promise you, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republican national committee is launching the web ad to coincide with the start of the convention. the ad compares speeches president obama gave this year to speeches me made four years ago. republicans say it proves the president has broken his promise to a improve our economy. >>> you may not know it but the polls just opened for thousands of voters in northern virginia. there's a special election there today. it is the -- it's for the virginia vish virginia's 45th district. three men are running t
and michelle obama on the list of first day speakers. we'll have more from charlotte coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> people are still talking about clint eastwood's speech at the republican convention. he was given topics by the romney campaign but the rest was up to him. that empty chair he was talking to, he added that on his own at the last minute. romney called the speech, quote, unique. >>> to belle chasse where rescue crews are going door to door. the area was hit hard by flooding. this morning the water is receding giving a clearer look at the damage. george howell is in belle chasse this morning. george, good morning. what are we learning about the search and rescue efforts there? >> randi, good morning. we know search and rescue operations according to an official i just spoke with start from sun up to sundown today. they will continue that here in plaquemines parish. i want to make sure you understand we're talking about east bank and west bank. the slivers of land that run parallel to the mississippi river out to the mouth of the mississippi, a lot of the focus, a lot of t
. martin o'malley and first lady michelle obama will be two of the featured speakers tonight. tracie potts has a preview of the opening day of the dnc. >> reporter: last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody is a democrat or a republican and we're all just americans. >> reporter: but not in charlotte this week he'll accept the democratic nomination for president thursday. >> now, on thursday night i'm going to off aer you what i believe is a better path forward. >> reporter: tonight, we hear from michelle obama. she checked out the stage monday. >> she's going to talk about the president that she knows, the husband she married and, of course, the father to her children. >> reporter: maryland's governor and san antonio, texas, mayor also speak tonight. castro is the first latino to give a keynote address here. the same spot president obama had in 2004. >> the first lady, i'm sure, is going to deliver a positive message and. >> reporter: paul ryan told a pack aed north carolina crowd all those speeches will avoid the key question. >> here's the kind of words we're not goi
and first lady michelle obama will observe a moment of silence on the south lawn of the white house to mark the first plane collision. also today a ceremony will be held in shanksville pennsylvania to ruer the -- remember the victims that died on flight 9 3. vice president joe biden will speak to honor those the bravery of those -- bravery of the passengers on the plane. a moment of silence will be observed three minutes after 10. and at 9:30 this morning, a ceremony brings a wreath laying ceremony to remember victims killed on a plane that hit the pentagon. 125 people died at the pentagon when that attack happened. >>> today half a dozen wounded war veterans will join members of the canton kayak club in remembering september 11th and all those who served the country since. it's called united we paddal and participants will paddle from fells point to the inner harbor. >>> bob woodward appearing on good morning america talking about his new book "called the price of politics." it's released today. the book deals with president obama and his handling of the economy. >>> well, if you over the
michelle obama is visiting the campusstoday... for a fundraising event.it is ánotá open to the public. actor clint eastwood's speech with an empty chair at the republican national convention insppred a texas homeowner to make a political statement that's caussng a lot of controversy.the man hunggan empty folding chair with an american flag from a tree in his front yard... meant to symbolize president obama.some neighbors complained it was racist.lydia pantazes tracked down the homeowner. homeowner. --reporter pkg-as follows -- (nats)as we walked up to bud johnson's home in north austin he was outside taking down the controversial display that many are calling racist."i would advise you to get the áááá away from here. that is not a request, that's on order."that was the start of our interactton with bud.wee made sure to stay on the street, off his property...but we wanted to know why he had put up the display in the first place.reporter: ("why do you have this chair up?")"have you ever heard of the clint eastwood thing- the empty chair?"he admitted it was a symbol of president oba
and first lady michelle obama prime time speeches got rave reviews, the platform fight and hate-filled rhetoric from a few delegates have been a problem. three prominent democrats from different states had to apologize for separate interviews they compared republican and paul ryan to nazis and the chairman of the paul beach county democrat mark allen seigel said he was sorry after he said this in an interview with the "patriot update." >> the worst possible ally of the jewish state is the fundamental christians who want crews to die and concert and bring on the second coming. it's a full friendship. >> he has take an leigh of absence but some want his resignation now. now that he is officially the nominee can spend $150 he put in the bank for the general election. now he can begin to spend it and massive ad lift tomorrow for what amounts to the final sprint on the air and on the ground to election day. >> bret: carl come ron with governor romney. thank you. secret service is looking in the case of democratic dill gait who said she -- delegate who said she would like to kill mitt
. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight in her prime time speech urging a big turnout. >> it's all responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> so i'm going to be at home and i'm going to be watching it with our girls. and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i -- i start getting all misty. >> reporter: mitt romney's running mate, paul ryan, continued his counter-dnc convention tour. >> after four years of getting the runaround, what america needs is a turnaround. >> reporter: back in charlotte, there's heavy security. some demonstrations, with the convention getting started. one hour of this convention will be broadcast live tonight. michelle obama's speech and the keynote address by charismatic young san antonio, texas, mayor julian castro who will urge a big hispanic turnout in november. >> news 4's jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the dnc. they'll join us live with more on the push for d.c. voting rights during this convention. >>> the actor kn
. the convention starts tuesday. we will hear from first lady michelle obama. on wednesday, elizabeth warren will appear. and former president bill clinton. and, of course, the president and vice president on thursday. let's take a look at the floor here for a moment. >> in a report from fox news, the stage alone at last week's republican convention cost $20 million. the democrats have spent $7 million here at the time warner cable arena where the speakers are going to be surrounded on three sides by the audience. also different from the republican production, the democratic convention has multiple official sites. we'll be taking you to the time warner cable arena and the bank of america stadium. take a look outside of the stadium. activists are planning for bigger protests here than we saw during the republican convention in tampa. as reuters reports, the protests that were planned for the republican convention never really materialized, partly because of tropical storm isaac. but activists say they expect a stronger showing in charlotte. let's listen in. >> our goal is to unite groups from
in harrisonburg. that will be about 2:00. >> first lady michelle obama will also be in the commonwealth today campaigning for her husband. mrs. obama will speak to supporters in richmond at 2:00 this afternoon. then she'll head to fredericksburg where she'll speak to the campaign's grass roots network at the university of mary washington around 5:00 tonight. president obama, meanwhile, is trying to win votes in a critical western swing state. he arrived in aurora last night after a campaign seepeech in la vegas. later he'll speak in golden, colorado, in jefferson county, which helped the president to win in 2008, what was previously considered a red county. that is making it a popular battleground with both mitt romney and paul ryan having visited in recent weeks. >>> today we will learn just how long you can expect interest rates to stay at record lows. fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference this afternoon after two days of meetings by the reserves open market committee. he's expected to announce that interest rates will remain near zero into 2015. the fed may also announce an
, michelle obama and others set the stage. tonight president obama prepares to make his case for reelection. >>> exactly two months ago 'til election day and the stakes could not be higher. the economy, immigration, health care and war. with most polls suggesting this race is a dead heat, the president just hours away from making his pitch to all of us. plus democratic damage control? >> it was not intentional. absolutely not. sometimes there are technical corrections. >> shep: party leaders say putting god and jerusalem in their platform is in the past. >> all those delegates in favor eye aye. >> aye. >> all those opposed say no. >> no. >> shep: nobody will say who took it out in the first place. now republicans are weighing in. >> if you've ever seen a demonstration of an obama-led incompetency, it was on that floor yesterday. >> shep: tonight political distractions on the president's big night. but first now, three hours away from president obama's acceptance speech. four years ago, he became the first democrat to win north carolina in more than 30 years. tonight he'll be on the road to
it will pay 90% of the cost and installation. >>> it is first lady michelle obama's big night at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. on this first night of business she's joined by a group of big names from our area. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is following it all, maryland and virginia sharing some of that spotlight tonight. >> you look at this schedule. this stands to be the most maryland and virginia centric night of the democratic convention. in addition to the first lady maryland governor martin o'malley, house minority leader steny hoyer and former virginia governor tim kaine have all addressed the crowd and o'malley is making his second appearance now. their messages all echo each other. in their words the country is making progress and from their perspective this onvention is important to returning barack obama to the white house. >> while we've made progress we still have a long way to go and we'll only get there if we elect leaders who put results over ideology. i support president obama because he's that kind of a leader. >> in these times of
go to these conventions -- the democratic convention-- michelle obama was introduced by a woman who has four kids serbing. there were special tributes to the veterans, and when that tribute aired, signs went up across the venue, "thank you," to the veterans pfs it wavetera. it was like being at a republican convention. mitt romney did not mention it pointud on to my by bill cristal and mitt romney seemed unapologetic. >> it's worth mentioning the president has immunized himself from criticism on foreign policy, by continuity with the previous administration. his iran policy, tightening sanctions and other things, was really rooted in the bush era. some of the criticisms you can make on foreign policy-- not doing enough in syria-- are criticisms of not being interventionist enough and the public didn't want to hear those criticisms very much. i think the president has been very, very effective in, you know, forestalling criticism on this and making it an advantage. and romney has played into that. >> what about that, dee dee, and what about in president obama's speech, acceptance spe
. >> live pictures from new york and we also saw pictures from the white house. president obama and michelle obama in a moment of silence. 846 marks when the first plane hit the tower. you can see here the ceremony unfolding. nearly 3000 people were lost 11 years ago today. >> we all know where we were that day. 11 years ago today and at this moment, the first airplane at the north tower. congress returns to work after a five week vacation while it is unlikely that lawmakers will tackle a fiscal cliff >> here to explain that fiscal clifford is chilled schlesinger from money watch. what is the fiscal cliff? >> is very confusing, it is actually the combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect january 2013. we have the bush era tax cuts set to expire and they bring the tax system back to 2001 levels. we also have president obama's temporary cuts including the 2 percent payroll tax holiday. it is estimated that 80 percent of americans will see some form of tax increase next year if nothing is done and the fact that the tax policy center says average househo
of xcompetitive people. one person in the entire circle more competitive than him and that's michelle obama. this is someone who wants to win and gets very fired up. >> she doesn't come off that way. >> believe me, she wants to win even more badly than he does. >> you've written two books on president obama. you did "renegade" all about the campaign and then you did did "revival" the first two years of the presidency. how did you come to do those books? >> well, what's that woody allen line about09% of life is just showing up? i showed up. i showed up from springfield, illinois, all the way through to the end of the obama campaign on election night four years ago and, you know, you build up relationships and experiences and a perspective and so there were surprisingly few people who followed the whole journey. you couldn't understand the campaign unless were you in iowa in 2007 and i was and so that it self led to the first book and i thought the first book, the campaign was one thing but governing had proved so difficult and such a challenge. a fundamental challenge not just because of the
of silence at the pentagon. president obama is there, he is joined by michelle obama and leon panetta. this 184 people were killed at the pentagon 11 years ago today. the moment of silence marks the moment of impact at the pentagon. >> new this morning, one person was hospitalized and dozens of people are displaced after a fire at an apartment building in san jose. firefighters found an upstairs unit engulfed in flames. two people actually had jumped out of the upstairs window. one resident suffered second- degree burns while trying to escape. at least three units are uninhabitable >> let's check the weather >> turnaround and what you see? >> we can see the bridge >> that's a very good start. if index of low clouds around the bay area and some fog at the immediate coast. no reports of any local airport delays. look at the pocket of bluray north of the golden gate bridge. that is where we have some of the coldest temperatures this morning. 47 degrees in santa rosa. 54 degrees in fremont, mid-50s around the peninsula. 80 degrees in san jose due to the southwest breeze. 79 in santa clara
obama lady michelle obama will mark a moment of silence at house before heading to the pentagon. in shanksville, pennsylvania, flight 93 went down, bells tolled.brance will be >> this is hallowed ground, because this is the final resting place of the american patriots rex. the museum is still constructed. quite a few people are expected to visit the pentagon later today as well. after the president and first leave, the president is to go to walter reed later this afternoon. brianne carter reporting. you.nk but federal government now lists among the illnesses that undery for compensation the 9/11 victim's fund. scores of first responder is developed cancer after spending significant time at ground zero. cancer patients had been from the fund due to a .ack of evidence but the law creating the fund written to allow changes on the medical research. >> u.s. officials confirm al qaeda's number two leader in yemen has been killed. he and six others were killed after an air strike in yemen was ridinge car he in. not confirmls will drone was behind a but yemen's capability -- but yemen o
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